My Mother’s Spirit

I don’t know how she does it, but she does. Her spirit just makes beautiful music no matter what. It could be a bad storm, A blizzard, an earthquake, a hurricane and still her spirit remains as joyful and pleasant.

No matter what’s going on around her, good or bad, positive or negative. It’s gotta be a gift from the most high. I just have to say that I admire it greatly.

I think I have a little bit of it because I am her daughter, but I don’t believe I received all of it. It is definitely her gift though. A persons energy, vibe, sincerity, love and beauty, all deriving from the inside.

It was in there all along. From the utterance of wisdom to the teachings of the value of upholding your standards. For my mother it’s about channeling her spirit to uplift and brighten up the spirit, morale and confidence of others.

It’s a beautiful gift indeed. One that many, I think would not mind having. To show beauty and love to others and bring out the beauty and love in others. That is what we need more of. I am honored that this is the type of spirit that lives in my Mother. I am truly obliged.

-LeXXah Drew It-

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What Should LOVE feel like!?

Let’s start with something easy………for one, it should feel good.

Not just according to the flesh or physically, but spiritually, mentally, emotionally, orally, metaphorically, figuratively and literally.

Love should feel like an abundance of peace and comfort.

Please don’t mistaken the word, “LOVE” for the word, “LUST”. 2 different things, 2 different entities and 2 different words that derive from 2 different sources.

Many people confuse these 2 terms as the same and they’re not. So, I just wanted to address that before I go any further.

In theory, “LOVE” should be & feel unconditional. It should feel light and natural like the air we breathe. The majority of the stress is positive stress. “LOVE” should feel like understanding and knowing that under any circumstances that love purposely will not harm you. The approach is patient and kind. Envious and keeping track of wrongs and holding grudges is not how love should feel.

Love should feel good. Okay, then what is good?

According to Dictionary.com
1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous
2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree
3. of high quality; excellent.

You know how “LOVE” should feel. So, does it actually feel to you on a daily basis? Does how it should feel match up to how it actually is?

-LeXXah Drew It-

Be EDUCATED!!! For Your Sake!

You don’t need to plead the 5th. It’s not a crime nor something that you should be ashamed of if you get it.

Being educated isn’t just about going to school everyday to learn nothing. It seems like that, I know, but it’s really not. Trust me when I say this, you want to be educated and not just from K thru 12.

Learn & absorb all you can for your sake, for peace of mind, for the sake of knowing what’s going on in the world, on this planet, from a consumer and business point of view. The world is always changing, trends come & go. You must know how to change and adjust with it.

Technology and people are evolving. And the most important thing you should know is being educated decreases the chances and opportunities for someone to take advantage of you. That to me is probably the most important thing out of all things.

The more you know about what’s going on out here the better. Do your research. If you don’t know how, learn. Look things up on the Internet. The Internet is a valuable resource of a multitude of information. Ask questions, but before you do, try and find out the answer yourself. Self sufficiency is significant as well.

You want to have the ability to do for yourself moreso than anything. It’s obvious you can’t do all things yourself but you want to have solid basic knowledge in many different areas.

Be educated for your sake. Nobody likes to be taken advantaged of. Nobody likes to be cheated, nobody likes to be left hanging. Knowledge isn’t just power for no reason.

If you can apply that, then it becomes something else entirely, wisdom!

-LeXXah Drew It-

I Ain’t Tryna BUG NOBODY, I Shouldn’t Have To!

I’m valid and credible and I prove myself every single time! Bugging someone isn’t my style, it never has been. For some people its a tactic, but not for me. If you are genuinely GREAT at multiple things, why should you!?

Its called, keepin’ it movin’! The right person and the right people will see the fruits of your labor. They will see the dynamics of what you do. They will marvel at your worth. They will flock to you. They will come. They will show interest in you through their actions not just talk. They will display it publicly and not because you asked them to, demanded them to or told them to.

I will continue to put it out there, what I do and remind people just how cold I am. This isn’t an ego, or boasting or a self-centered attitude. This is a confidence thing and using this God-given talent of mine and sharing it with the world. I’ve heard so many stories on people calling and texting and emailing like crazy to people for all kinds of reasons and it shouldn’t be like that. If you put it out there, people should respect you enough to come to you. And in doing that you just filter through the ones who are about something and the ones who aren’t. REMEMBER: ACTION!!!!!! Speaks louder than words!!!!!

Yo, I’m a songwriter, a hooper, vocal producer, vocal arranger, model, visual artist, stepper and of course a writer. I love what I do and I love who I am! I ain’t tryna bug nobody, I’m just doing me. That’s what I do!

-LeXXah Drew It-

U Just Might Learn Something’ If U “LISTEN!!!!”

But maybe you won’t learn nothin’, cuz you already know everything………right!!!??

You are an expert on life and you have the formula down to a science. Why should you listen?

Other than the fact that listening could save your life, one, is submitting to welcoming in growth and development, learning from past mistakes, addressing weaknesses and flaws.

You know people often forget the power of listening. People know the power of speaking. 9 times out of ten, most people are quick to speak and shun the listening part. But listening is just as important if not more important than the speaking side of the laws of communication. Just like speaking and articulating is a muscle that is so popularly used by the human specie, so is listening.

Many people are not good at it. It takes practice and sometimes you have to be silly about it just so that people can understand it a little better. Silly like that stupid recording that ESPN replays of Allen Iverson’s press conference on “Practice!” Someone is bound to get offended, but its true. Sometimes it takes some silliness just to get the point across. I think we can all agree that no one likes to be clowned.

I took a listening class in college and I have to say, it was quite engaging. When I first saw it in the curriculum catalog, I was intrigued that the subject of listening was an actual class. I was very much interested in improving my listening skills. There was one thing that stuck out to me though. A quote that I love and still use to this day.

“From listening comes wisdom and from speaking comes repentance!”

From listening comes the application of knowledge, not just knowledge. The knowledge can be applied to real life and it becomes something else entirely. That’s what I want. Listening takes you to a whole new level of communication. It is an action word where your brain interprets the information that is being supplied to you or that you are observing and then doing something with it. Through listening one, is always gaining and retaining like a sponge. Through listening it is like a computer being uploaded with new software.

Your mind and perception is growing. It is being opened up. It is opening up to understanding people, the way things are, being aware, expanding critical thinking, investigating deeper when it comes to problem solving. It’s another metamorphosis of the concept, “mind over body.”

In speaking, talking, chatting, gossiping, and anything else along those lines, not in all cases, but in most cases, people end up repenting or regretting things that they say. We have all been guilty of this. But even so, those who have learned from this bad habit and seed, have probably focused in a little bit more on listening, strengthening that muscle. It doesn’t come over night, especially if you’re use to talking someone’s ear off.

Those people who have learned, have grasped the importance of listening. You should try it, if you haven’t and I’m talking about the real trying where you are making an effort to shun that jump to, speaking impulses. Hey, you just might learn something. You just might move up that latter more efficiently in maturation. It just might save you from self-destruction. It just might remind you how beautiful it is to not speak and to just steadfast and be silent.

It isn’t a bad thing. So don’t look at it that way. Take pride in listening. You don’t have to listen to me, but try listening to your loved ones. Really take in what they are saying. Try listening to the people you hang around. Once you start listening you may find out a whole lot more about the people you hang with than that which is on the surface. You may learn something you didn’t know or never knew about a person and because you started listening and interpreting that information, it opened your eyes. It opened your heart. It made you aware of what’s really going on.

You just might learn something if you just listen!

-LeXXah Drew It-

Songwriting is more than just writing lyrics!

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Its actually writing a SONG! A song that has a hot melodic structure, strong content, movement, consistency in verse quality, smooth transitions, marketability, a strong catchy hook, a unique concept that reaches the market in which you are trying to reach, vocal production, vocal arrangements, conviction and feeling, and last but not least, growth.

After you finish with the song, it should have the ability to stand the test of time.

This is what songwriting is. Songwriting is what makes the song complete. As a creator in lyrics, you have to take in account all these areas that I have listed above. One feature of it is just as important as the next feature. They are all needed in order to come to the product finale of a stellar hit marketable song that can be placed in a variety of multi-media.

Songwriting is not easy for those who think it is. When you take into account the characteristics, its very tedious. It is imperative to be a student and stay on top of hot topics, melodic structures, dynamics and animation within a song. Music is constantly changing, you must know how to change with it.

Writing songs is in my DNA. I understand what it takes to put together a great song, a hit song. I have a formula, but my formula may not be the same as yours. It is something that one must find as you focus in on your craft.

Its so important for people to understand what songwriting really is. I’m writing this to open up the minds of writers that its way bigger than what you may see on the surface. You are putting together a film, a scene and in that film and scene, you have to see the whole picture not just one aspect of it.

Paint the masterpiece of your song. Fill in the darker darks and the lighter lights. Let the audience know where the light source is coming from and where the shadows will hit. Choose your medium well, your target market. accomplish the goals of every stroke to gear towards that market while maintaining the identity and personality of the subject matter. The concept and you as its host, must be one. I know you can hear it. break down and build to inherit its proximity (the art term). It is a beautiful thing!

-LeXXah Drew It-

Models’ Basketball League – LeXXah Drew, Player Bio

Models’ Basketball League

LeXXah Drew Basketball 411 – Bio

Image LeXXah Drew is a talented and gifted phenomenal basketball player who would be a great asset as a person and player to any professional women’s basketball team. As a point guard/shooting guard, she sees the floor very well and has exhilarating speed, which is very deceptive. She has a quick first step and is hostile on defense. She has great active hands and footwork with a unique way of stealing the ball and getting deflections. LeXXah is strong, agile and fearless in taking the ball in the hole. With her great speed, she is able to slash in the lanes and find the open cutter or open man out on the perimeter to make the layup or knock down the open shot. LeXXah also has a nice jumper, which makes her not only a threat on defense, but on offense as well. LeXXah is very athletic, a solid decision maker and not afraid to take the big shot. She is coachable, is willing to work hard & smart, loves to hustle and she is in solid basketball shape.

LeXXah has had the luxury of being not only a basketball player, but a basketball Coach and basketball Referee. LeXXah was a 4 year varsity basketball player in High School, played for Northern Kentucky University for 2 seasons & WBCL Atlanta Battlecats, Semi-Pro for 1 season. In her Junior Yr. in High School, she was the Most Improved Player, a Western Kentucky University Lady Topper ALL-Star for the South team, Blue Chip Camper at Bellarmine University, JV Summer Camp Coach at the University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University Student Athlete Academic Award, and College Sports Official/Referee for the Northern Kentucky University Intramurals Men & Women’s Basketball.

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LeXXah Drew Off the Court – Bio

She’s a jack of many trades, a songwriter, vocal producer, vocal arranger, a visual artist, a stepper, model, graphic designer, blogger, singer, comic illustrator, entertainer, performer, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

LeXXah works with……………………

Tinsley’s Lexart llc. Graphics & Printing, (http://www.facebook.com/TinsleysLeXarT)

She’s a songwriter with the Alexis Wilson Song Factory llc. (http://www.youtube.com/user/AweAlexisWilson)

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And she goes by Alexis L.R. for her freelance visual art (http://alexislrvisualartist.webs.com)

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